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  1. Managing Big, Wet Cover Crops

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-13/managing-big-wet-cover-crops

    suggestions regarding termination of covers: Increase glyphosate rates to compensate for larger size, and ... control legume covers that escape the initial burndown, although high rates of glyphosate can also work.  ... Glufosinate also has some activity on legumes but will be more variable – use high rates and spray volumes and ...

  2. Assessing the Value of Variable Seeding Rates in Corn Production

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-09/assessing-value-variable-seeding-rates-corn-production

    Third Author:  Emerson Nafziger Finding the best seeding rate is important for efficient corn ... production, but the “optimum” seeding rate – the one that maximizes profitability – can vary within and among ... fields with small differences in soils and weather. While adoption of variable rate technology is ...

  3. Adapting Burndown Herbicide Programs to Wet Weather Delays

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-11/adapting-burndown-herbicide-programs-wet-weather-delays

    higher 2,4-D rates in the Enlist soybean without waiting to plant, higher rates do not necessarily solve ... situation: 1.  Aside from glyphosate-resistant weeds, increasing glyphosate rates may be one of the most ... effective ways to maintain effective control.  We suggest a rate of at least 1.5 lb ae/A, and higher rates ...

  4. Corn vs. Soybeans in a Delayed Planting Scenario – Profit Scenarios

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-15/corn-vs-soybeans-delayed-planting-scenario-%E2%80%93-profit-scenarios

    through 5-27), soybean yields 5% lower, soybean seed costs higher due to higher seeding rate (additional ...

  5. Will Planting Delays Require Switching Corn Hybrid Maturities?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-12/will-planting-delays-require-switching-corn-hybrid-maturities

    a shortened growing season. A hybrid planted in late May will mature at a faster thermal rate (i.e. require ... rated at 2800 GDDs with normal planting dates (i.e. late April or early May) may require slightly less ... hybrids because of rapid dry down rates. However, in other years, cool, wet conditions after maturity ...

  6. Avoid Forage Toxicities After Frosts

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/avoid-forage-toxicities-after-frosts

    stocking rates (4-6 head of cattle/acre) and rotational grazing to reduce the risk of animals selectively ...

  7. Active Pattern to Continue but Still Opportunities to Plant Too

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-14/active-pattern-continue-still-opportunities-plant-too

    evaporation rates will resume above normal for the rest of May starting in the middle of this week. ...

  8. Applying Manure to Newly Planted Crops

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-13/applying-manure-newly-planted-crops

    stands using swine finishing manure rates of 5,000 gallons per acre. I have had livestock producers tell ...

  9. Options for Controlling Alfalfa Weevil in Organic Fields

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/options-controlling-alfalfa-weevil-organic-fields

     Entrust (a spinosad) at the higher rate of 1.25 oz/acre.  We have not tested these products, but ... a University of California study found Entrust at the high rate to be moderately effective for alfalfa weevil ...

  10. Peak Demand Energy Management Strategies in Agriculture

    https://energizeohio.osu.edu/farm-energy-management/peak-demand-energy-management-strategies-agriculture

    to increased electrical usage, many farms are now on a commercial rate structure. Unlike residential ... rates, which are based primarily on total energy usage measured in kilowatt hours (kWh), commercial ... they are on a demand rate, however do not fully understand how their demand charges are calculated. ...

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